Protopic: An Ointment?

Protopic is also known as tacrolimus topical and is used by patients who have eczema. Eczema is a disease that causes dry itchy skin and sometimes develops into red scaly rashes. Protopic is a medication that is used by patients who cannot use other types of medications for their condition for whatever the reason may be. Protopic is a class of medication called topical calineurin inhibitors and they work by stopping the immune system from producing the substances that cause eczema. This product does help most people afflicted with eczema.

Protopic helps people with eczema by reducing the itch that occurs as a result of the disease. It does have a prescribed method of dosage. Protopic should be applied twice a day to an affected area. There are different methods to help remind people to apply tacrolimus ointment. Mostly these tips are given to help people to use protopic at the same time every day. This product also comes in different forms for use. Most commonly this prescription is given in an ointment form but can come in a pill or capsule. If someone forgets to take a dose they should apply it as soon as remembered. However it is warned that people should not apply extra to make up for a missed time.

Protopic also has many different directions that coincide with its use. People should wash their hands with soap and water before applying protopic. The skin in the affected area should be dried before application. There are some special precautions before use of this ointment and they include alerting a doctor if someone has an allergic reaction. It should always be fully disclosed to the doctor or pharmacist about any other medications that are being taken in conjunction with protopic. Having kidney disease might affect the use of this drug. Women who are pregnant or planning to be pregnant should tell a doctor before starting to use this medicine. Alcoholic beverages might cause some concern to someone who is using this product. The skin or face might become flushed or red and feel hot if drinking alcohol and using protopic.

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